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A Face in The Crowd

Weddings are so much fun!  Too much work. maybe!  Just a fast portrait at my last wedding – so much joy in her face!

Canon 5d mkIII | Canon 24-105 f/4 L | 58mm | 1/50s at f/4

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Three beautiful sisters at a wedding.  It has been a busy busy Summer – and looks like the Fall will be no different.  Seemed like we had a long spell of no weddings and now everyone is getting married.  I just love this photo as I think it captured the joy of being together to celebrate a wonderful day. 

This was taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX7.  It is a nice lice little  camera but hardly state of the art.  But you don’t need the top camera to have a nice picture!  We are so lucky to have great cameras as affordable prices.  Dark room so a bit of a challenge to balance the exposure.  I set the camera on manual and selected 800 ISO.  From past experiences 800 is about as high as this camera will go without too much noise.  Because they were all in a line I got away with a f/3.2 aperture – shallow depth of field but lots of light.  I set the shutter speed to 1/15 second and added some fill flash at -3ev compensation.  This gave me good background light with some fill light on the ladies.

Panasonic Lumix LX7 | 24mm | 1/15s at f/3.2


Below is a animation of some fun with selfie sticks!



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15th Anniversary

15th Anniversary Vows

A special day at St. Mark’s because we had a wedding vow renewal.  Fifteen years and still so in love!

We did this portrait right after church.  The light coming into the windows was so nice.  I added a flash bounced off the side wall of the church to fill in the shadows. To get the balance between flash and ambient correct I shot in manual mode and set my shutter speed to 1/100 sec and aperture to f/5.6 to get the dept of field.  I then metered the scene and set the ISO to 640.  Flash was set on ETTL and set to -1 EV for the fill.

Canon 5d mkIII | Canon 70-200 L f/2.8 II | 75mm | Yongnuo 622 Flash on ETTL | 1/100 sec | f/5.6 | ISO 640

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Chase and Maria are Late

Some Wedding fun from last year.

We made this video to show at the reception. When the couple was introduced at the start of the reception we announced they were late then showed the video.  The Couple came into the hall at the end of the video and the crowd went wild!


Maria and Chase are Late from Jalanlee on Vimeo.

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